Empower Training: May 20-21
Empower User Group Workshop: May 22-23
Humphreys & Associates OTB/OTS Implementation Course: May 20
Humphreys & Associates Scalable EVM Course: May 21
DOE/ASU IP2M METRR Facilitator Certification: May 20-21
Miramar Beach, Florida
What the EUG Is All About
Encore Analytics is pleased to announce the 2024 Empower Users' Group (EUG) Workshop. The agenda is still evolving, but we have already lined up a number of great speakers from government organizations and industry who use Empower for program analytics, data-driven audit support, VAR collection, and Corrective Action Tracking. There will also be a number of technical sessions hosted by the Encore Analytics staff to cover advanced topics. The final day will start with what we consider to be the most important session, an open feedback session with our customers to prioritize future software enhancements. Attendees will have the opportunity to influence the future direction of the software during this session. Attendees will also have the opportunity to schedule One-on-One technical support sessions to discuss any software-related topics. It's a great opportunity to meet the technical staff and exchange lessons learned.
If you are interested in presenting at the EUG, please click here to email Encore staff. Presenters receive a special discounted workshop rate but must be pre-approved.
There is a two-day Empower training event just prior to the Workshop. The course covers both basic and advanced features of Empower. Whether you are a current user or want to enhance your knowledge of Empower, we urge you to register for this in-depth class.
There is also a one-day training course focused on utilizing Empower's advanced features the day before the workshop.
Humphreys & Associates will be offering two one-day courses prior to the EUG. The first course is an Over Target Baseline (OTB) and Over Target Schedule (OTS) Implementations course and the second is the Scalable EVM Experienced course. Refer to the Employer Justification letter for the course agendas.
New this year, the Department of Energy & ASU will host their inaugural IP2M METRR Facilitator Certification course. In this course, you will learn how to facilitate the implementation of the Integrated Project/Program Management (IP2M) Maturity and Environment Total Risk Rating (METRR) tool that is rapidly becoming the default mechanism to assess the effectiveness of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS) execution. IP2M METRR’s assessment of EVMS has been statistically correlated with cost and schedule performances. The two-day training is the first step towards certification. It focuses on IP2M METRR implementation and content, including its environment and maturity components, and the facilitation skills for effective assessment sessions, such as the facilitator’s role, how to facilitate a session, and team dynamics. Participants will gain and apply insights on facilitation and the IP2M METRR tool, and complete a written exam. After the training, participants will submit a case study based on a facilitated session experience as the second and final step towards certification. Arizona State University will award the certification upon completing the program (two-day training and case study).
The weeklong EUG is a great opportunity to socialize with other Empower users and, in keeping with tradition, we have a number of fun evening events planned. We hope to see you there!
Questions? Email Brooke.Boswell@encore-analytics.com.
*Please note: This event is closed to the press.
EUG II Photos
What Past Attendees Had to Say
"EUG II was first class! Thanks to Gary, Jim, Roland and the team for everything. Empower is a great product and the people behind it are even better. THANK YOU!"
"Excellent conference and venue. Hope it's a repeat next year."
"The training and presentations were top notch."
"EUG is a gratifying combination of attendees diverse in the organizations they are from, but common in their passion for successful program results."
"The Empower Users' Group did not disappoint."
"This had to be the best conference I have ever attended. The Encore Analytics team is extremely pleasant to work with and so helpful."
"The networking and lessons learned were extremely useful."
"It is easy to see that it will be an annual must attend for organizations committed to using this tool as part of their integrated program management reporting strategy."
"Outstanding support from EA staff."
"The EUG provided a wealth of knowledge of how customers are using Empower ranging from a large shipyard with weekly reporting requirements to a smaller nonprofit, research organization with the traditional monthly battle rhythm. Government agencies also shared how they are using the tool to meet their goals in a more efficient manner."
"Fun, informative event."
"Gary Troop, Jim Price and the Encore Analytics team made themselves available to answer user concerns and lay out a plan forward for future enhancements to the tools to support the needs of the customers."
"Great perspective from other industry users."
"I received great industry knowledge and ideas that we can incorporate at our company."
"It's not often major players and pioneers in EVM and schedule are under one roof sharing and comparing. It's wonderful."
The EUG: Where Great Minds Reunite
Lectures. Networking. Workshops. Social Events.